back to article Android exploit code emerges, ransomware goes south, Citrix calls off hack probe, and more

Here's a quick summary of what's been happening in the infosec world lately, beyond what we've already reported. Louisiana declares state of emergency over ransomware A massive ransomware infection spreading among Louisiana school districts has caused the governor to declare a state of emergency – a designation usually …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Robin Hood

    steal from the rich, give to the random hacker

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Stored in plaintext

    > The online investment site told some customers that some of their their passwords had been erroneously stored in plain text, rather than hashed

    So how did those users manage to log in then?

    Process flow: go to website -> enter password -> entered password is hashed -> hash is compared against stored hash -> should fail at that point if the password was stored as plain text. Sounds like there is a bit more to this than they are saying.

  3. Paul Crawford Silver badge
    Joke

    Good job I have an old Android phone - it would not even play the POC examples let along be crashed by them. Security through being too enfeebled to work?

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